Sunday, November 27, 2005

NL20 mag says vega is mega!


Amsterdam free guide magazine NL20 has a cover article on vegetarian cuisine and lifestyle in their current issue.
Titled "Vega is Mega! Healthy, delicious, and hip", the 4 page feature talks about how the cliche that vegetarian eating is just for bored cow hugging hippies without taste buds is over.
With the number of vegetarians in The Netherlands having increased from 3.5% in 2003 to 4.5% in 2005, the article cites health reasons, trendiness helped by "herbivore" celebrities, "meat scandals" such as mad cow disease or salmonella, and the bigger and tastier range of options for vegetarian food in supermarkets and restaurants as major reasons for the increase. It also interviews 3 Dutch celebrities who are vegetarian about their reasons for going veg, best and worst part about it, and their fave eateries in Amsterdam.
Nice to see such a positive article on vegetarianism in a mainstream publication like this.

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